Max Nichols

Max Nichols was born in Oklahoma City and worked in the Press Box at Texas League Park as a teenager to learn all he could about sports writing. He worked as a sportswriter at The Daily Oklahoma where he earned a BA in journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1956. In 1957, he earned a master's degree in journalism at Columbia University. After working for the associated press, he served in the US Army as sports editor of his unit’s newspaper. After leaving the military in 1959, Nichols joined the Minneapolis Star. He was a correspondent for The Sporting News and was elected president of the Baseball Writers Association of America. In 1980, Nichols and his wife, Mickey, moved back to Oklahoma City and he was editor of The Journal Record. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and worked at the Oklahoma Historical Society. After Mickey's death, Nichols moved to New York City.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Max Nichols
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

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